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Exclusive events: Prince Charles’ ‘Garden Party to Make a Difference’ Workshops

Posted by Deadly Knitshade on September 6, 2010

Stitch London has been invited to contribute two voluntary workshops to Prince Charles’ ‘Garden Party to Make a Difference’ for his new Start charity.

The Prince of Wales is joining forces with musicians, comedians, environmental experts and some of Britain’s best known companies to create a unique festival in the heart of London. He’s opening up his own gardens at Clarence House, together with his neighbours’ gardens at Lancaster House and Marlborough House and inviting everyone to join in.

A Garden Party To Make A Difference runs from 8 to 19 September 2010 and is a rare opportunity to visit the historic gardens and learn the small steps that can, and are, being taken by all of us to build a more sustainable future. You can buy tickets here.

Celebrities saving the future will include Vivienne Westwood, Jools Holland, Rolf Harris, Hugh Denis, Marcus Brigstocke, Emma Watson, Clive Anderson, John Snow and loads of others.

Stitch London workshops:

WEDNESDAY 8 September – STITCH A SQUARE SHEEP

Join Stitch London on a mission to stitch a herd of handmade sheep from reclaimed yarn and abandoned second-hand stashes. Stitch your sheep from a single knitted square and second-hand fabrics which have been donated to us by John Smedley, one of Britain’s oldest knitwear companies, to give a whole new life to woeful wools.

Take your handsome herbivore home with you or add him to the Handmade Herd art installation to help prove that knitting is more than just scratchy socks, dull doilies and oversized sweaters.

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PlarnTUESDAY 14 September – PLASTIC BAG BUGS AND BLANKETS

Learn to turn your waste plastic bags into picnic-perfect waterproof blankets and whirling wind-dancing butterflies and bugs with our ‘plarn’ workshop.

We’ll teach you to turn a simple plastic carrier bag into yarn to knit with. The ‘plarn’ can be turned to practical uses by creating a square-by-square multicoloured waterproof picnic blanket, or get buggy with butterflies and bugs that make perfect garden wind dancers.

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